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Birds at rhubarb leaves. Is meat ok?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by emount, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. emount

    emount Out Of The Brooder

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    My meat chickens just ate a bunch of rhubarb leaves and I'm wondering if their meat is still ok to eat? Can I slaughter them in the next few days, or should I wait. I know that oxalic acid harms the kidneys, but does it go anywhere else in the body so that it could get into people eating the birds. I'm sorry I don't know much about how that stuff works.
     
  2. trevelynzx

    trevelynzx New Egg

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    Nobody is going to tell you it's okay to eat contaminated meat.
     
  3. emount

    emount Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just wondering if it is contaminated. It's probably not. I was hoping that someone knows for sure. It's ok though, I'm just going to wait longer before butchering them.

    Thanks for taking time to reply.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016

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